Birthday Bar Crawl {21st Style}

I never really got to celebrate my 21st birthday, so for the last couple years I’ve been telling my friends that I was going to re-celebrate my 21st when I turned 31. Only a 10 year difference…no biggee, right?

However, as the celebration date approached, I started feeling more old, tired, and beat down from work (this has been a particularly tough year of work for me). Suddenly, the idea of a casual pot luck or simple house party sounded better. Luckily for me, I had already told my 21st birthday celebration idea to my friend Megan who ended up planning quite the bar crawl for me.


With a specially developed and printed agenda (all the birthday party guests got a copy), plus a 21st-birthday-style tiara (from Megan), I rallied for what was to be a spectacular night on the town.

We ended up doing a casual pizza dinner at the same place we went last year – Luisa’s pizza. Dinner was followed by birthday drinks (21st-birthday-style) and plenty of dancing.

Here are some photos from the night (because sometimes pictures are so much better than words):





(complimentary birthday tiramisu – thanks Luisa’s!)





Gatorade – my new fave









Since I was out with a bunch of my Zumba peeps, we requested a couple of our fave pop-style songs. The DJ played them and even played some others we hadn’t thought about:

  • Drop It Low
  • Tik Tok
  • How Low
  • On the Floor
  • Hey Baby

We strayed a little bit from the agenda due to patio closures, etc. (and we didn’t make it to Taco Bell), but it didn’t matter…I had SO MUCH FUN! 🙂

Sending a big thank you to Megan and Erica for planning such a fun birthday bar crawl!

Reader question #1: How did you celebrate your 21st birthday?

Reader question #2: What is your favorite shot?

13 thoughts on “Birthday Bar Crawl {21st Style}”

  1. My 21st was so boring- I was working at a doctor’s office and going to school full time, so I had to get up at 5 the next morning. Being responsible sucks!

    My favorite shot right now a Cactus Cooler. No clue what’s in it (and probably don’t want to).

    • You can always make up for it at your 31st bday celebration! 😉

      I’m going to have to look for this Cactus Cooler. That sounds like a fun drink! Thanks for the tip.

  2. I was working on my 21st birthday. But my boss made me a super strong apple martini on the house! Glad you had fun at your party, it was a blast! Definitely better than how I spent my birthday lol


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